Spending more time than usual at home with kids because of coronavirus concerns? Feeling a bit stir crazy? Looking for ideas of something to do as a family other than watch TV and play board games?
We're here for you! We've gathered together your "emergency kit" of crafts, STEM fun, and recipe ideas for at-home fun with kids -- most made with supplies you likely already have!
At-home crafting fun
DIY Chalk Paint: A Mess-Free Alternative
What you'll need:
1 cup water • 1 cup flour • dish soap • washable paint or food coloring • mixing bowl • a bottle to store the paint
Finger Knitting for Kids
Four DIY Musical Instruments Your Kids Can Make
Art With Anything: How to Make Bubble Wrap Art
Kid Craft: Easy DIY Puzzle Piece Frames
Other easy at-home crafts and STEM fun our kids love:
At-home fun with food:
Macaroni Kid EATS!, our free monthly publication that focuses on family-friendly meals, publishes a regular feature called Craft-a-Snack. Here are some of our favorite snacks to craft with our kids:
Need comfort food? Here are some of our favorite soup recipes from Macaroni Kid EATS!
Hope these resources help you with some at-home fun during this uncertain time!
For more craft ideas check out our Family Fun Book put together by Macaroni Kid National.